Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with FireSpring Fund to Invest $1 Million Toward Innovation and Job Growth

By | February 8th, 2017|Accelerator/incubator, Florida|

FireSpring Fund, a nonprofit accelerator of early-stage technology companies in Central Florida, has been selected by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to receive $1 million to invest in promising new technology companies to help jump-start a thriving Volusia County-based innovation corridor.

“Embry-Riddle is committed to giving back to the local community by partnering with forward-thinking organizations like the […]

StartUP FIU Pitch Day brings early-stage ventures to investors 

By | December 9th, 2016|Accelerator/incubator, Florida|

More than 300 came out to StartUP FIU’s first-ever Pitch Day on Tuesday, where entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to present their ideas to a group of angel investors and venture capitalists.

Of the startups that took the stage, five were invited to continue in investor discussions

The companies include:

  • Bid Aero, a […]

The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research Funds USF Ovation Diagnostics

By | August 19th, 2016|Florida, State or Government Supported|

 The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today that it has finalized a funding agreement with Ovation Diagnostics, a Boca Raton-based company with technology developed at University of South Florida. […]

Florida Institute -Funded Companies Selected to Present for $150K

By | May 3rd, 2016|Florida, Seed Fund, Venture Capital|

 The Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research (the Institute) announced today that four of its funded companies have been selected to present at the Florida Venture Forum’s 9th Annual Early Stage Capital Conference being held at the Hilton Carillon […]

Dr. Mao receives UF Informatics Institute Seed Fund grant 

By | April 11th, 2016|Florida, Research Center, Uncategorized|

Dr. Liang Mao just received a UF Informatics Institute Seed Fund 2016 grant for his new project “Developing temporally comparable high resolution rurality maps for social and health sciences”.

The project will run from September 2016 to August 2017. Dr. Mao will investigate the concept of ‘rurality’ has been widely used by policy makers and governments […]

FireSpring, Orlando local seed fund, gets $100K boost from Orange County – Orlando Business Journal

By | August 27th, 2015|Florida|

The Orlando startup community’s plan to create an evergreen seed fund to help early-stage entrepreneurs receive funding they need to grow their business just got a boost from the Orange County.

The Orange County Commission unanimously agreed to give the FireSpring seed fund $100,000 on Aug. 25. The fund is another step toward the seed fund’s […]

FL angel Investment network looks to bridge capital gap

By | June 24th, 2015|Angel, Florida|

Interest appears promising for an effort to amass investors seeking to fund high-growth start-ups in the capital region.

On Friday, a membership launch for Tallahassee’s new chapter of the Florida Angel Nexus attracted roughly 60 attendees, a mix of potential investors and professionals aware of financing challenges facing early stage start-ups.

Jason Stamm, an entrepreneur and founding […]

U Florida Research Proposal Awarded $50K from Informatics Institute Seed Fund

By | June 1st, 2015|Florida|

Chris Delcher, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Health Outcomes & Policy, was recently selected to receive one-year, $50,000 seed funding for his research proposal, “New Collaboration to Increase the Development of Computable Phenotypes for Improving Health Outcomes.”

The award was made possible by the University of Florida Informatics Institute Seed Fund Program, whose faculty […]

New grants to help UCF, Canvs launch $5M seed fund – Orlando Sentinel

By | April 6th, 2015|Florida|

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited campus in person to unveil the new matching grants: $500,000 from the i6 Challenge program and just under $250,000 from the Regional Innovation Strategies Program.

Pritzker said UCF is one of two universities in the U.S. receiving grants from both programs, because it has programs to support new companies […]

Global venture fund plants office in Miami; will invest in universities

By | December 8th, 2014|Florida|

In a positive development for Miami’s developing entrepreneurial ecosystem, venture capital investor Peter Kellner said he will plant his fund’s third office in Miami.

Richmond Global Ventures, which also has offices in Silicon Valley and New York, is raising an $80 million to $125 million venture fund focused on early-stage companies around the world and close […]